Friday, January 20, 2017
Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Here at Major Hifi, we LOVE headphones and music in general.  So throughout our adventures in testing headphones, we invariably come across certain models that demand attention.  Our staff picks pertain to headphones that we believe perform above-and-beyond the rest, whether it's due to the price, your music tastes, or the technology involved.

Audio Technica ATH-ESW990H Review

Fresh from Audio Technica this year, the ATH-ESW990H has just graced my review desk with its presence.  Featuring wood cups made from sycamore, these headphones supposedly offer extreme detail in the...
Shure SRH1840 Review

Shure SRH1840 Review

The Shure SRH1840 runs about $499.  Sporting an open-back design, it's definitely packing some high-end sound.  But just how good of a sound is it?  And is it worth the price...

Audio Technica ATH-A1000Z Review

Recently, we've seen some stellar high-end headphones being cranked out by Audio Technica.  Today I got to sit down with my music library and the ATH-A1000Z for some critical listening.  My...
Hifiman HE400S Review

Hifiman HE400S Review

Where Hifiman is concerned, most attention is placed on their mid-to-high-end options, whether it be the HE400I, the HE560, or the luxurious HE1000.  Much less attention gets devoted to the cheaper HE400S....

Fostex TH-900 MK2 Review

High end closed-back headphones for audiophiles.  In a landscape as barren as this, the few models that inhabit it are sure to stand out with varying degrees of merit.  The $1499...
Etymotic ER4-SR Review

Etymotic ER4-SR Review

A few days ago I tackled the brand new Etymotic ER4-XR, and today I got my mits on the the new ER4-SR earphone.  The SR version is a Studio Reference model, designed...
Jabra Halo Smart

Jabra Halo Smart Headphones Are Everything

No stranger to designing call center-friendly headsets, Denmark-based headphone company, Jabra, is back with a cable-free smart headset for audiophiles. Meet Jabra Halo Smart. The Jabra Halo Smart Headphones Are Everything It is a...
Sennheiser HD700 Review

Sennheiser HD700 Review

When it comes to mid-fi sound, options abound.  To the beginner audiophile, the optionas can look equally impressive.  The Sennheiser HD700 looks a great deal like the more expensive HD800 and HD800S,...
Etymotic ER4-SR Review

Etymotic ER4-XR Review

Newly arrived at our review desk, I've barely gotten the Etymotic ER4-XR out of the box than I'm hit by that new-earphone smell.  But the ER4-XR isn't just new to me;...

AKG K712 Pro Review

The AKG K712 Pro has been around for more than two years, and in that time it has solidified its position within the headphone world as a competitive headphone with a competitive...
Hifiman HE-400i Review

Hifiman HE-400i Review

The Hifiman HE-400i is a revised version of the older HE-400.  While offering a radically different, more neutral sound, the newer 400i retained the same price point of $499.  But how...
Audeze LCD-3 Review

Audeze LCD-3 Review

American headphone manufacturer Audeze has all kinds of good stuff on the market right now.  For premium sound, though, which model do you choose?  While the LCD-X and the LCD-4 have...